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Silverton in Briscoe County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Briscoe County Jail

 
 
Briscoe County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
1. Briscoe County Jail Marker
Inscription.  Built 1894 of handcut stone hauled here by horse-drawn wagons from Tule Canyon.
Early day sheriff's families rented it as residence.
Lower floor was used by Red Cross workers, for sewing, during World War I.
This jail stands as the lasting reminder of what courage and dedication mean in preserving law, order and integrity in Briscoe County.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
 
Erected 1967 by State Historic Survey Committee. (Marker Number 513.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 34° 28.438′ N, 101° 18.179′ W. Marker is in Silverton, Texas, in Briscoe County. Marker is on Lone Star Street east of Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is at northeast corner of Courthouse Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Silverton TX 79257, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Briscoe County (within shouting distance of this marker); Miner Crawford (within shouting distance of this marker); First Methodist Church of Silverton
Briscoe County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
2. Briscoe County Jail Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Pleasant Lafayette Crawford House (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Silverton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); William Moten Vaughan (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of Celtic Post Office (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silverton.
 
Briscoe County Jail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
3. Briscoe County Jail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 21, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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